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November 22. 2013 12:09PM

NH professor among mathematicians making strides in understanding of prime numbers

In May, University of New Hampshire mathematician Yitang Zhang showed that there are infinitely many pairs of primes that are no more than 70,000,000 numbers away from each other. This was the first time such an upper bound was established.

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PUC asked to clarify rules on relationship between Northern Pass and PSNH

A group representing power plants all over New England has asked regulators to weigh in whether Northern Pass is receiving inappropriate subsidies from Public Service of New Hampshire.

U.S. gun makers on target in short sector

Two US listed gun makers have seen a revival in short selling activity, according to new research from Markit.

Inspired by New Hampshire town, Scottish architect wants to restore Carnegie Hall in the Highlands

SCOTTISH-BORN architect Stuart Anderson was inspired by the local village hall built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie when he designed a new restaurant and bar in New Hampshire.

Video: Son finds '57 Chevy Bel Airs in NH, fulfills childhood promise to dad

Mike started saving for the car when he was 15 years old and working a summer job at a golf course.

Mass. and Vt. have some of nation's rudest drivers, NH and Maine have some of the nicest

Vermont ranks No. 1 in the greatest increase in fatalities per distance driven of any state between 2005 and 2012.

NH man's life spared by experimental 'target' cancer therapy

James 'Rocky' Lagno was so sick that doctors only gave him about a year to live. Having been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer, even aggressive chemotherapy and radiation didn’t prevent the New Hampshire native’s tumors from growing larger.

Video: Facing death, Sudanese woman relied on her faith

The Sudanese woman imprisoned for refusing to reject Christianity said in a televised interview that aired last night that she was resolved to keep her faith even if it meant death.

NHPR Audio: Inside J.D. Salinger's House

J.D. Salinger was famously private - and his privacy was often famously invaded - by photographers, journalist, curiosity seekers, film makers.

Hampton couple discovers 200-plus-pound pumpkin growing in yard

Those tireless efforts have yielded some memorable giant squash. Each and every one pale in comparison, though, to the pumpkin he never even meant to cultivate — a 200-plus-pound behemoth currently growing atop his woodpile, of all places.

Berlin's Mike Durant among heroes to attend 'Black Hawk Down' event at Music Hall

The invited guests are Ground Forces Commander, Col. (Ret.) Danny McKnight; Chief Warrant Officer Mike Durant, who was taken prisoner when his Black Hawk helicopter was shot down; and 'Little Bird' pilot Chief Warrant Officer Randy Jones.

After government he bought it from rejects renovations, owner puts ex-library up for sale in West Lebanon

West Lebanon — After failing to receive a building permit necessary to convert the former West Lebanon Library to an office and residence, developer David Clem has opted to sell the historic building he purchased from the city two years ago.

AG's office says tips still coming in on years-old shotgun slaying of Gilford woman and her dog

GILFORD — Roberta 'Bobbie' Miller and her dog 'Scout' were shot and killed by a shotgun sometime between early October 31 and November 1 when her body was found by a relative.

Dartmouth gives Hood expansion after millions raised

The Hood received $10 million, its largest-ever donation, to support these expansion efforts in June.

Report shows no engine failure before fatal NH plane crash

NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. —A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board shows there was no evidence a plane's engine failed or malfunctioned before it crashed in New Hampshire Sept. 1.

Septuagenarian brothers admit stealing 200,000 gallons of cooking oil, selling it to NH business

The brothers sold it to a New Hampshire company specializing in processing it for use in animal feed and biofuel.

UNH professor sees gender bias in recent media coverage of domestic abuse, says women start as many fights as men

Women are not angels. Dr. Murray Strauss of the University of New Hampshire reports that in domestic disputes, women start fights as often as men do.

Shaheen pounds foolish spending on portraits of government fatcats

'Taxpayers shouldn’t pick up the tab for a portrait that costs more than many hardworking taxpayers make in a year,' said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, who is leading a bipartisan effort to rein in spending on portraits.

WaPo: Beautiful aurora timelapse captured by Mount Washington Observatory

Friday's spectacular aurora was captured by the Mount Washington Observatory's cameras, in addition to a beautiful show of undercast from atop the 6,300-foot New Hampshire peak.

NH man charged with streaming video from Mass. women's room is government employee

ARLINGTON, Mass. — A New Hampshire man has been charged with secretly recording women in a bathroom at a Massachusetts cafe, and authorities say they’re investigating whether he planted cameras at other restaurants.

Video: Bright fireball streaked across Northeast sky Sunday night turning night into day

The fireball appeared around 11 p.m. on Sunday night, and coincided with reports of “shooting stars” and meteors. The American Meteor Society, which tracks fireballs, has received more than 150 reports of this fireball from Virginia to New Hampshire, and as far west as central Ohio.

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